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  The 24th European Film Awards with the presentation of the winners - streamed live on http://www.europeanfilmawards.eu/ - will take place in Berlin on 3 December.     EFA Nominations 2011 The nominations for the 24th European Film Awards were just announced at the Seville European Film Festival on Saturday, 5 November. nominated are: EUROPEAN FILM 2011: ...

The inspirational TRUE STORY about Sam Childers and the civil conflict in Sudan, “Machine Gun Preach

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The inspirational TRUE STORY about Sam Childers and the civil conflict in Sudan, “Machine Gun Preacher”, Due out Nov 2, 2011Executive producer of “Machine Gun Preacher”, Louise Rosner, is brave, fearless, pretty, and personable. She traveled to Sudan and Uganda back in January of 2010 for pre-production research and scouting, and stated that, “Going to Sudan was especially intimidating. The director, Marc Forster (“The Kite Runner”), the screenwriter, Jason Keller, and I, had to...

NFDC FILM BAZAAR SHORTLISTS 6 PROJECTS FROM VENICE SCREENWRITERS LAB, SETS UP NEW MKT SECTION AT INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST,GOA

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NFDC FILM BAZAAR SHORTLISTS SIX, SETS UP NEW MARKET SECTION AT IFFI GOA 2011   NFDC's four day Film Bazaar at the International Film Festival in Goa (IFFI ) serves as a platform for producers, filmmakers and distributors from across the world to do business and expand their network. The Film Bazaar Screenwriters’ Lab 2011 held in partnership with Binger Filmlab, Netherlands and the Venice International Film Festival, Italy has announced six shortlisted projects selected durin...

Rio International Film Festival 2011 Awards

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The 13th Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival came to a close tonight after thirteen days in which more than 300 films were screened and a busy market section played host to several hundred international industry guests.The festival closing saw the presentation of the Redentor awards, the trophy sculpted on Rio’s famous Christ the Redeemer statue, handed out to the new Brazilian films and documentaries which competed in the Premiere Brazil section of the festival and voted for by the off...

Fifty Is The New Thirty

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If one subscribes to the hype that 50 is the new 30, then a Pandora’s box of complications, mixed signals and confused messages arise. These are some of the themes explored in the insightful comedy ABOUT FIFTY (formerly titled FIFTY-NOTHING) which opened the 2011 edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on Friday evening. The resonant film is a modern comedy that explores the simple truth that it’s never too late to start over again. Even at age 50. The action centers on tw...

Fifty Is The New Thirty

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  If one subscribes to the hype that 50 is the new 30, then a Pandora’s box of complications, mixed signals and confused messages arise. These are some of the themes explored in the insightful comedy ABOUT FIFTY (formerly titled FIFTY-NOTHING) which opened the 2011 edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on Friday evening. The resonant film is a modern comedy that explores the simple truth that it’s never too late to start over again. Even at age 50. The action cen...

Q and A of SEA SHADOW at ADFF 2011

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  UAE director Nawaf Al-Janahi presents SEA SHADOW at ADFF 2011                                     UAE native director Nawaf Al-Janahi held the premier to his latest film, SEA SHADOW (2011) at Abu Dhabi Film Festival on Wednesday, 19 October 2011 in the Abu Dhabi Theater. After screening a ...

SEA SHADOW at Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2011

Screenwriter Mohammed Hasan Ahmed speaks with Emirati director Nawaf Al-Janahi when they presented their film SEA SHADOW (2011) for the first ever premier of an Emirati directed film at ADFF! The film screened to a sold out theater and has been picked up by Fortissimo Films. See SEA SHADOW!  photo by Vanessa McMahon 

The MIX is calling: The MIX International Short Film Awards calls for Entries

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THE MIX Short Film Awards - Call for Entries Late Deadline: November 15th/WAB Extended Deadline: November 30th www.themixshorts.com   The MIX champions short film writers and filmmakers by rewarding current projects and acting as a catalyst for bringing writers & filmmakers together to produce a new wave of forward-thinking projects.      The MIX brings a range of exciting production opportunities and industry recognition to short ...

The MIX International Short Film Awards - Call for Entries

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  THE MIX Short Film Awards - Call for Entries Late Deadline: November 15th/WAB Extended Deadline: November 30th www.themixshorts.com   The MIX champions short film writers and filmmakers by rewarding current projects and acting as a catalyst for bringing writers & filmmakers together to produce a new wave of forward-thinking projects.      The MIX brings a range of exciting production opportunities and industry recognition to s...

Beverly Hills Film, TV & New Media Festival rolls out second edition Oct 20

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2nd Annual Beverly Hills Film, TV & New Media Festival Boasts Eight Days of Screenings, Red Carpet Premieres and Panels Beginning October 20, 2011 The Beverly Hills Film, TV & New Media Festival line-up of star-studded red carpet premieres, panels and honorary award recipients have been announced by Festival Director Donna Spangler. After an exceptional debut last year, this...

Annual Beverly Hills Film, TV & New Media Festival rolls out second edition

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2nd Annual Beverly Hills Film, TV & New Media Festival Boasts Eight Days of Screenings, Red Carpet Premieres and Panels Beginning October 20, 2011 The Beverly Hills Film, TV & New Media Festival line-up of star-studded red carpet premieres, panels and honorary award recipients have been announced by Festival Director Donna Spangler. After an exceptional debut last year, this international event continues to be a true celebration of established and emerging talent and technologies in film, televi...

Britain’s Critics' Circle Film Awards set for january 19

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Britain’s leading film critics have today announced that their 32nd awards ceremony will be held on 19 January 2012, bringing the annual event earlier in the awards calendar than in previous years. The awards will be held at BFI Southbank, hosted by¬¬¬¬ broadcaster and Chairman of The Critics' Circle Film Section Jason Solomons, and are expected to attract a host of well-known British and international film talent.Since its first edition in 1980, these awards have become one of the most an...

Rebellious Children of the Unconscious

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Director: Hector Martinez.
Martin is an aspiring screenwriter whose scripts keep getting rejected. His long-suffering wife wants normalcy. To save his marriage, Martin abandons his dream and takes a job mowing lawns. Soon, a pair of mysterious characters appear in his landscape, making trouble and teaching him new ways to enjoy and appreciate his life. Martin is propelled onto a journey of discovering the power of a writer's imagination and the connection between reality and the unconscious.

EVEN THE RAIN at RIFF 2011

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EVEN THE RAIN (2011) screens at the 8th annual Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) 2011, where environmental concerns seem to underline this year's festival focus.   EVEN THE RAIN was directed by Iciar Bollaín and written by award winning screenwriter Paul Laverty. The film takes place in the village of Cochabamba, Bolivia, in 2000. The premise was to make an epic film about Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas. It is a fiction film in the style of a documentary about ...

Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival ready to begin

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48th International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, one of the most prestigious cinema events of Turkey’s arts and culture scene, will be held from 8th to 14th October 2011. With the support of Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, the Festival is organized by the Antalya Culture and Art Foundation (AKSAV).Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, held annually since 1963 is the most important International film festival in Turkey. Taking place amongst the palm lined boulevards, and sun drenched ...

Werner Herzog to keynote at The Film Independent Forum

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7TH ANNUAL FILM INDEPENDENT FORUM, PRESENTED BY INDIEWIREOCTOBER 21-23, 2011Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced that acclaimed director Werner Herzog (Cave of Forgotten Dreams, The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans) will be the keynote speaker and answer filmmaking questions from the audience at the seventh annual Film Independent Forum, presented by indieWIRE. The must-attend conference is a...

Crazy Stupid Love Premiere At Bondi Junction Event Cinemas - 14th September 2011

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Crazy Stupid Love Premiere At Bondi Junction Event Cinemas : Photography: Eva RinaldiCrazy Stupid Love Premiere At Bondi Junction Event Cinemas - 14th September 2011 The extremely funny Steve Carell has outdone himself in 'Crazy Stupid Love' in a flick that is tipped to snatch numerous 'love story of the year' awards. Carell, well known for his great performance in 'Date Night' and the lead in 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin', puts on a tremendous show here. ...

Dustin Hoffman film directorial debuts with QUARTET for BBC Films

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Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly and Pauline Collins lead British cast of venerable maestros for Hoffman’s directorial debut   Dustin Hoffman has assembled a cast of Britain’s most virtuoso actors for his feature film directorial debut QUARTET, which starts principal photography today, shooting for nine weeks in and around Buckinghamshire. BBC Films and DCM Productions present a Headline Pictures and Finola Dwyer Productions production in association with Decca and Han...

Derry-Londonderry has been chosen as the host city for the 33rd annual Celtic Media Festival

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The 33rd annual Celtic Media Festival will run in Derry-Londonderry from the 18th-20th of April 2012. The festival is expected to attract some big name guests and prestigious industry speakers to the city.  Hollywood star Tilda Swinton, Creation Records founder Alan McGee and award winning actor, writer and director Peter Mullan were among the contributors at the 32nd festival in Stornoway, Scotland last year. Previous high profile guests include screenwriter Jimmy McGovern, film m...

Zurich Film Festival to honor Paul Haggis

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It was announced today that the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) will present multiple Oscar® winner Paul Haggis (“Crash,” “Million Dollar Baby,” “Casino Royale”) with the Festival’s prestigious Golden Eye Award for his life work as a screenwriter and filmmaker. The announcement was made today by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht. Haggis will receive the “Golden Eye” for his life’s work on Saturday, October 1st within the framework of the prestigious “A Tribute t...

Cineclassics Kiesloswki exhibition

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CINECLASSICS: KIESLOWSKI EXHIBITION             "It gives me the creeps, and I have an impression that somebody is speaking through Kieslowski" , said Robert de Niro in 1989. Krzysztof Kieslowski’s films have had huge impacts all over the world, and right at the time of the Central European regime changes. Signs and Memories, the joint exhibition of CineClassics and the Polish Institute in Budapest, is going to be held in the House of Arts, Miskolc (Rákóczi u. 5.) and...

Final Harry Potter episode breaks BO records in the Uk and Ireland

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Creates Cinema History and Shatters Box Office Records in the UK and Ireland with an Astonishing  opening weekend of £23 Million The cumulated International Box Office is the biggest for any franchise: 6,33 Md$ Warner Bros. Pictures' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, the final adventure of the film series based on the beloved books by J.K. Rowling, smashed all box office records in the UK and I...

SURGE Honors the Officialy Selected Films of the SURGE 2011 Film Fest. SURGE 2012 is now accepting film/script entries.

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Screenwriter and Director Rio Collier of the B Media Collective seen here in 2011 after she received the SURGE 'Eternal Flame' award for keeping the flame of equality and social justice burning bright for all the world to see. She received the award for her inspiring film 'Armed with Art: A New Revolution is Necessary - "Armad@s Con Arte. Una Nueva Revolucion es Nescesaria." It was filmed throughout Mexico and shown at the Historic Academy Theater en Español ...

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